Free Summer Concerts

Band performing on stage

Musicians from around the world are coming to New York’s parks to perform. Rock, folk, jazz, hip hop, classical, world—no matter what your style is, there’s a performance for you.

Free Summer Concerts Events

Monday, June 21, 2021

Jun21

Summer on the Hudson: Make Music New York

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On the Waterfront: American Music for Piano Duet highlights American four-hand piano music played by young students and professional adult headliners.
Free!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Jun24

Arts, Culture & Fun: Danny Walsh Quintet

at Outdoors at Asser Levy Recreation Center

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A talented saxophonist and composer, Danny Walsh has worked with a wide array of jazz, blues and R&B artists, including Weldon Irvine, Joe Locke, Donald Brown, Lenny White and Mike Stern.
Free!

Jun24

Waterfront Concert Series: RING of FIRE Band (A Tribute to Johnny Cash)

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Waterfront Concert Series invites everyone to celebrate and relive the legendary sound of an American music icon known to the world as the “Man in Black."
Free!

Jun24

Screening: Monsoon Wedding / Falu

at New York Hall of ScienceQueens

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Jun25

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up Musical Hour

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Jun25

Justin Randolph Thompson Presents: ALL STORIES TRUE

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
View this event on Socrates Sculpture Park's website at socratessculpturepark.org/all-stories-true ABOUT Join us for the world premiere of ‘ALL STORIES TRUE’ by…
Free!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Jun26

Michael Hearst In Concert: Unusual Creatures, Unconventional Vehicles & More

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The performance draws from Michael Hearst’s highly-successful series of books, albums, and PBS series. It is an unusually-geeky musical presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet, odd and daring characters, strange structures, and vehicles as loopy as ostrich-drawn wagons.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Jul 8

Arts, Culture & Fun: Arthur Green and the Green Machine

at Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Arthur Green has a deep, soulful tone. With roots in Virginia and then playing trumpet in the Navy Band, he has come into his own in NYC under the tutelage of King Curtis, Rodney Kendricks and Barry Harris. Arthur leads his own band The Green Machine, featuring an appealing blend of jazz, funk, blues and R&B that is all his own.
Free!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Jul13

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Head Over Heels

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Jul16

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ginetta's Vendetta

at Ballfield (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Ginetta M. is a triple-threat female powerhouse who plays pocket trumpet, sings and composes, while leading her acclaimed band Ginetta's Vendetta around the world.
Free!

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Jul17

Gloria Gaynor / Sundae Sermon's - Dj Stormin' Norman of Disco Sequestered

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Jul18

La India

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Jul20

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Radio Daze

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Jul24

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Kid's Day - Fuzzy Lemons

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring the kids to Shore Road Park for a free concert featuring the Fuzzy Lemons!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul24

Sun Ra Arkestra / Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Jul25

Dance IS! featuring Artists from Rennie Harris Puremovement, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Parsons Dance, A.I.M., Soles of Duende with guest artist Asha Griffith, Samantha Figgins from Alvin Ailey, Jessica Amber Pinkett, Gianna Theodore, and special gu

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Jul27

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Rhapsody Players

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Jul31

13th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert

at Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family for a very special concert to celebrate 86 years of Fort Tryon Park and to honor the late New York City Council Member Stan Michels! Free admission. Chairs will be provided.
Free!

Jul31

The Originals

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aug 1

Tito Nieves

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Aug 3

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Sha-Doobie

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

Funk Flex Birthday Concert with live performance by Ginuwine and Friends

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aug 8

Met Opera Summer Recital

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Aug10

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Frankie Marra Band

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Marc Rebillet, DJ Premier and Brady Watt

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Aug14

Antibalas

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Aug15

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist featuring Moor Mother, KAYANA, Fielded

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Aug17

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Canny Brothers Band (Irish Night)

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Aug24

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Pushing 60's

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Charlie Parker with Strings: The Donald Harrison Quartet and The Harlem Symphony Orchestra

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Aug29

Willie Jones III - A Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration featuring Sarah Hanahan, Godwin Louis, Justin Robinson, Erena Terakubo with Donald Vega and Endea Owens

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
In Association with Jazz at Lincoln Center For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and…
Free!

Aug29

Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson / DJ KS 360

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Sep 4

Dom Salvador Sextet / Screening: Dom Salvador & Abolition

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
In Association with 25th Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all…
Free!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sep11

Erica Campbell

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sep19

Patti Smith and Her Band

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

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